British Literature in Transition 1900 1920 A New Age

By subjecting specific developments in literature and related culture to a fine-grained and historically-informed analysis, British Literature in Transition, 1900–1920: A New Age? explores the writing of this extraordinary period in all ...

Author: James Purdon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108635899

Category: Literary Criticism

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During the first two decades of the twentieth century, Britain's imperial power and influence was at its height. These were years of daring, when adventurers sounded the mysteries of the deep sea and the distant poles, aviators sped through the skies, and new media technologies transformed communication. They were years of social upheaval, during which long-suppressed voices – particularly those of women, of the labouring classes, and of colonial subjects – grew louder and demanded to be heard. They were years of violence, of insurrection and political agitation, and of imperial conflicts that would encompass continents. By subjecting specific developments in literature and related culture to a fine-grained and historically-informed analysis, British Literature in Transition, 1900–1920: A New Age? explores the writing of this extraordinary period in all its complexity and vibrancy.

British Literature in Transition 1900 1920 A New Age

By subjecting specific developments in literature and related culture to a fine-grained and historically-informed analysis, British Literature in Transition, 1900-1920: A New Age? explores the writing of this extraordinary period in all its ...

Author: James Purdon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108491758

Category: Literary Criticism

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During the first two decades of the twentieth century, Britain's imperial power and influence was at its height. These were years of daring, when adventurers sounded the mysteries of the deep sea and the distant poles, aviators sped through the skies, and new media technologies transformed communication. They were years of social upheaval, during which long-suppressed voices - particularly those of women, of the labouring classes, and of colonial subjects - grew louder and demanded to be heard. They were years of violence, of insurrection and political agitation, and of imperial conflicts that would encompass continents. By subjecting specific developments in literature and related culture to a fine-grained and historically-informed analysis, British Literature in Transition, 1900-1920: A New Age? explores the writing of this extraordinary period in all its complexity and vibrancy.

British Literature in Transition 1920 1940 Futility and Anarchy

British literature arrived in the twenty-first century and what made the nationʼs writing what it is today. Books in the series British Literature in Transition, 19001920: A New Age? edited by James Purdon British Literature in ...

Author: Charles Ferrall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108751414

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Literature from the 'political' 1930s has often been read in contrast to the 'aesthetic' 1920s. This collection suggests a different approach. Drawing on recent work expanding our sense of the political and aesthetic energies of interwar modernisms, these chapters track transitions in British literature. The strains of national break-up, class dissension and political instability provoked a new literary order, and reading across the two decades between the wars exposes the continuing pressure of these transitions. Instead of following familiar markers - 1922, the Crash, the Spanish Civil War - or isolating particular themes from literary study, this collection takes key problems and dilemmas from literature 'in transition' and reads them across familiar and unfamiliar cultural works and productions, in their rich and contradictory context of publication. Themes such as gender, sexuality, nation and class are thus present throughout these essays. Major writers such as Woolf are read alongside forgotten and marginalised voices.

British Literature in Transition 1980 2000

Books in the Series British Literature in Transition, 19001920: A New Age? edited by james purdon British Literature in Transition,1920–1940: Futility and Anarchyedited by charles ferrall and dougal mcneill British Literature in ...

Author: Eileen Pollard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107121423

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 393

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This volume shows how British literature recorded contemporaneous historical change. It traces the emergence and evolution of literary trends from 1980-2000.

British Literature in Transition 1940 1960 Postwar

Editor Gill Plain, University of St Andrews British Literature in Transition maps a century of change. ... Books in the series British Literature in Transition, 19001920: A New Age? edited by james purdon British Literature in ...

Author: Gill Plain

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107119017

Category: Literary Criticism

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Examines debates central to postwar British culture, showing the pressures of reconstruction and the mutual implication of war and peace.

British Literature in Transition 1960 1980 Flower Power

Editor Gill Plain, University of St Andrews British Literature in Transition maps a century of change. ... British Literature in Transition, 19001920: A New Age? edited by james purdon British Literature in Transition, 1920–1940: ...

Author: Kate McLoughlin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107129573

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 407

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This volume traces transitions in British literature from 1960 to 1980, illuminating a diverse range of authors, texts, genres and movements. It considers innovations in form, emergent identities, changes in attitudes, preoccupations and in the mind itself, local and regional developments, and shifts within the oeuvres of individual authors.

The Art of Identification

She is the coeditor of Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science and Technology. ... Information, and the State (Oxford University Press, 2016) and the editor of British Literature in Transition 19001920: A New Age?

Author: Rex Ferguson

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271091365

Category: Literary Criticism

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Since the mid-nineteenth century, there has been a notable acceleration in the development of the techniques used to confirm identity. From fingerprints to photographs to DNA, we have been rapidly amassing novel means of identification, even as personal, individual identity remains a complex chimera. The Art of Identification examines how such processes are entangled within a wider sphere of cultural identity formation. Against the backdrop of an unstable modernity and the rapid rise and expansion of identificatory techniques, this volume makes the case that identity and identification are mutually imbricated and that our best understanding of both concepts and technologies comes through the interdisciplinary analysis of science, bureaucratic infrastructures, and cultural artifacts. With contributions from literary critics, cultural historians, scholars of film and new media, a forensic anthropologist, and a human bioarcheologist, this book reflects upon the relationship between the bureaucratic, scientific, and technologically determined techniques of identification and the cultural contexts of art, literature, and screen media. In doing so, it opens the interpretive possibilities surrounding identification and pushes us to think about it as existing within a range of cultural influences that complicate the precise formulation, meaning, and reception of the concept. In addition to the editors, the contributors to this volume include Dorothy Butchard, Patricia E. Chu, Jonathan Finn, Rebecca Gowland, Liv Hausken, Matt Houlbrook, Rob Lederer, Andrew Mangham, Victoria Stewart, and Tim Thompson.

The Victorian Novel and the Problems of Marine Language

3 Parts of Chapter 6 are reprinted with permission from British Literature in Transition , 1900-1920 : A New Age ?, edited by James Purdon ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2021 ) . Matthew P. M. Kerr University of Southampton ...

Author: Matthew P. M. Kerr

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192657787

Category: Literary Criticism

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To write about the sea in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was to do so against a vast accretion of past deeds, patterns of thought, and particularly patterns of expression, many of which had begun to feel not just settled but exhausted. The Victorian Novel and the Problems of Marine Language takes up this circumstance, showing how prose writers in this period grappled with the super-conventionalized nature of the sea as a setting, as a shaper of plot and character, as a structuring motif, and as a source of metaphor. But while writing about the sea required careful negotiation of multiple andsometimes conflicting associations, the sea's multiplicity and freight function not just as impediments to thought or expression but as sources of intellectual and expressive possibilities. The Victorian Novel and the Problems of Marine Language treats a provocatively diverse group of key authors spanning from the 1830s to the 1930s and including both those inextricably associated with the sea (Frederick Marryat, Joseph Conrad) and those whose writings are less obviously marine, such as Charlotte Brontë, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, William Makepeace Thackeray, and Virginia Woolf. What these writers share, among other things, is that they simultaneously register and turn to account the difficulties that attend writing about, and writing with, the sea. In the process, their sea-writing sheds new light on the value of marginalized representational techniques including repetition, cliché, and imprecision.

A Reference Guide for English Studies

General Bibliographies and Guides R - 4 R - 5 " Bibliography , News , and Notes , " in English Literature in Transition , 1880-1920 Temple and Tucker , Twentieth Century British Literature : A Reference Guide and Bibliography R - 8 ...

Author: Michael J. Marcuse

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520079922

Category: Literary Criticism

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This text is an introduction to the full range of standard reference tools in all branches of English studies. More than 10,000 titles are included. The Reference Guide covers all the areas traditionally defined as English studies and all the field of inquiry more recently associated with English studies. British and Irish, American and world literatures written in English are included. Other fields covered are folklore, film, literary theory, general and comparative literature, language and linguistics, rhetoric and composition, bibliography and textual criticism and women's studies.

Naomi Mitchison

The first published collection of scholarship on Naomi Mitchison's life and work, including a new, never-before-published short story by Mitchison.

Author: James Purdon

Publisher: EUP

ISBN: 1474494749

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